Duck Billed Platypus

I bet you didn’t know that duck billed platypuses are venomous. The venom isn’t strong enough to kill a person, but people have said that it hurts a lot!Their venom doesn’t come from their mouth. Instead, it comes from a pointy spike on their rear ankles.

They are the only mammals that lay eggs. They look so weird. They walk like a reptile, have a bill like a bird, a body like an otter, and a tail like a beaver. I learned that they are much smaller than I thought. They are about 18 inches and weigh only 3 pounds!  Platypuses live in Australia.